Saturday, October 23, 2021

Centenarian to be Honored

Submitted Photo Abe Brown

Submitted Photo Abe Brown

Abe Brown will be honored for reaching 100 years of age at a cocktail buffet on Sunday, March 18, 2018, from 5 to 8 PM at the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island (JCMI).

Abe was born in Enosburg Falls, Vermont on April 30, 1918 to Isaac and Bertha Brown. After completing high school he went to work in the familyowned business, which sold tires and fuel oil and dealt in scrap metals.

In June of 1941 he enlisted into the U.S. Army (Signal Corp), and saw action in North Africa, Italy, Southern France and Germany. He was discharged in the summer of 1945 as a Master Sergeant.

He married Jean in October 1946, and they had seven children, four of whom are living (Paul, Roslyn, Lewis, and David).

Abe built his father’s business into six locations, and sold it in 1983. In 1986 he opened a senior care facility that continues in operation with daughter Roslyn as its head.

Abe and Jean started playing bridge in 1970. They started the JCMI Bridge Group 15 years ago. What began with six tables each week developed to 20 under their leadership. Just last year they gave up their leadership, but still play every week and continue to help with pairings.

Join in to honor Abe Brown for this special milestone that so few attain. The JCMI is located at 991 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island. Reservations are $35 per person and can be made by calling 239-642-0800 prior to March 12.

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